Pediatrician

Children are 1/3 of our population and all of our future.

Pediatrician Tasks

  • Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development
  • Treat children who have minor illness, acute, and chronic health problems, growth, and development concerns
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to teat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children
  • Examine patients or order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis


Pediatricians Working Conditions

  • Work in small private offices or clinics
  • Practicing in groups or healthcare organizations
  • work long, irregular hours
  • some work more than 50 hrs.
  • They travel between offices


Degree/Certificate/Training Necessary

Degree:

  • For a pediatrician you need at least a bachelors degree and advanced degree
  • Also a D.O. degree
Classes:

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Inorganic and organic chemistry
Qualifications:

  • You have to have a desire to serve patients
  • Be self-motivated and be able to survive the pressures and long hours of medical education and practice
  • Good beside manner, emotional stability

Yearly Salary Range and State

Yearly Range:


  • $56,560 to $179,320
State:

  • Missouri

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